With a transparent door you can look inside the machine and see what laundry is inside.
97% have it
2. number of cycle programs
With a wider range of programs to choose from you can be more specific and choose the best, most economic program for your needs.
Aeg L14950: 25
3. has a dot matrix display
Dot matrix displays can show important text or graphics using a matrix of lights or mechanical indicators like the display on a calculator.
83% have it
4. maximum spin speed
A faster spin speed means you can get things cleaner with a lower temperature of water. Using a fast spin also extracts water, meaning that the clothes come out nearly dry. Generally, anything over 1000 rpm is very good.
Miele WT2789i: 1600rpm
5. laundry capacity
More weight capacity helps if you want to wash something heavy like curtains. A traditional household machine can hold around 6kg, so with a machine much bigger you may waste energy using it when only half full.
LG WD1252RW: 12kg
6. has an end of cycle signal
The machine will let you know when it is finished with an alarm or even by playing a tune.
58% have it
7. front loading machine
Front loading machines are good as you can use the space above and sometimes stack a dryer on top. In general front loading machines use less energy, using less water by only partly filling the drum and obtaining higher spin speeds which clean without requiring as much heat.
98% have it
8. Has a load sensor
Machines with a load sensor can weigh the load and adjust settings accordingly. This means you don't have to feel as guilty about doing a smaller load as the machine will use less water.
54% have it
9. quickest cycle
A really quick cycle is great if you are in a hurry.
Hoover WDYN 855D-80: 14m
10. drum volume
With a bigger drum you can fit in larger items such as duvets, or do a big load at once.
LG WD1252RW: 87l
11. There is the option to adjust the height of the machine
You can adjust the height of the machine which means that if the floor is uneven you can level it out.
27% have it
Candy EVO W 6853D GrandO Evo: 800mm
13. has a child lock
A child lock enables adults to prevent or restrict children’s use of the device.
59% have it
14. has delay start option
With a delay start option you can schedule the machine to begin at a later time. You can also set the machine to wash at night if your electricity is cheaper outside of peak times.
Any faults with your machine can be detected and diagnosed at an early stage with a smartphone. The machine will send a signal indicating what is wrong and how to fix it, without you having to call for help.
17% have it
16. has a direct drive motor
A direct drive motor has no belt and pulley. This means it wastes less power in friction, are less prone to breakdowns and have longer lifetimes in general. They are able to operate more quietly and with less vibration.
19% have it
17. has a two way tumbler
A two way tumbler spins in two directions. This is good for efficient drying and for untangling the load.